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Barnes Children's Literature Festival's book club gets kids reading for fun

Community news on behalf of Barnes Children's Literature Festival | 12 January 2023

The Barnes Children's Literature Festival is ready to keep children buzzing about reading right through 2023 when their monthly book club continues at St Paul's School in Barnes on Saturday 21 January.

Acclaimed author Ross Montgomery will lead a fun creative writing workshop based on his World War Two classic, The Midnight Guardians. The story follows twelve-year-old evacuee Col and Ruth, a Jewish girl who escaped Germany on the Kindertransport, and his imaginary friends - a giant tiger, a well dressed badger and a tiny knight - on a perilous journey across England to save his sister in Blitz-bombed London.

Join Ross and find out how you can use real life events to write your own exciting adventure stories.

The book club is for ages 9 and above and will be held at St Paul’s School, Barnes, SW13 9JT at 2 to 3.15pm. Book tickets online

Chapter One of The Midnight Guardians is available on the Barnes Children's Literature Festival's website.

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Updated: 12 January 2023

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